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8th October 2019, Paris

New platform for large-scale deployment of AM in tooling

Addilys is the trade response for plastics processing and tooling users.

Addilys is the trade response for plastics processing and tooling users.

The AddUp Group and IPC combine their technical skills and complementary expertise to create Addilys, a dedicated platform for upgrading additive manufacturing in the area of tooling. The goal is to provide manufacturers with global solutions, from advice through to maintenance, including tooling design, demos and manufacture.

“Addilys is the trade response for plastics processing and tooling users. Combining 3D printing skills with the expertise of trade users (plastics processing, etc.) the company provides/offers an optimum response for technical solutions that brings benefits in the quickest and most efficient way, while offering ad-hoc support in order to improve operational productivity,” commented David Muller, CEO, Addilys.

This partnership will make it possible to deploy customised and optimised thermal solutions, particularly for plastics processors and on an industrial level, through the use of “conformal cooling”, made possible by high-performance 3D metal printing. These technologies lead to impressive increases in productivity that benefit all actors across the manufacturing chain, from mould maker to end user.

“As pioneers in the development of 3D printing solutions for manufacturing, and thanks to the experience gained from our shareholders, Fives and Michelin, we are convinced that creating this platform with IPC will enable manufacturing industry actors that use moulds to access an innovative services offering that is able to add enormous value,” explained Vincent Ferreiro, AddUp Director General.

AddUp and IPC engage all the material and human resources needed to ensure the agile and efficient deployment that is required by the market. This new entity will be headquartered in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, near its parents, AddUp and IPC. Benefiting from the combined experience of IPC and AddUP, the Addilys teams are, as of now, available to offer advice, meet your needs and support your projects.

Through its unique HUB strategy, tailored to specific sectors (aeronautics, energy, etc.), AddUp, the French leader in metal additive manufacturing, brings to the table its product/process skills in additive manufacturing, its high-performance machinery, and its ability to adapt to user needs.

IPC (Plastics and Composites Manufacturing Technical Centre) offers its sound knowledge of the plastics sector as well as its skills in optimized thermal solutions and the design of printed moulds to enable plastics processors to improve their cycle times and productivity.

“The IPC Technical Centre was created a few years ago by plastics processing manufacturers who were seeking to boost innovation and improve their companies’ competitive edge. This unusual partnership between a research centre and a manufacturer, ADDUP, the emerging leader in additive manufacturing, is a real opportunity to harness each organisation’s skills and the R&D advances gained over the last few years to the benefit of sector manufacturers,” said Etienne Bechet De Balan, IPC President.

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